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I make things for my kittens all the time   My job is to get them up to 2 pounds or 8 weeks as it is hard to innoculate before then. Prior to that most of their kitten medicines are oral only  I give them   a blend of overcooked white or brown rice, 1 can of white meat chicken, 1/4 teaspoon of Nutra_Cal (a cat vit. suppliment)   1/8 cup chicken stock, 1/4 t corn syrup.  I find this blend works well. Cats taste buds do not recognize sweet taste, only salt, and bitter.

    They are prone to upper resp. problems and I treat that by using a vaporizer next to a carrier covered with a towl and a bit of vicks vaporub . It works better then a lot of the things vets give them. I try to eliminated as many inoculations as I can, as in cats it has been noted that later in life, most tumors that develop happen around the area that was innoculated. If a cat is kept indoors the only shots they need for life is the ones they got as a kitten. They should while in kitten stages be tested for FIV  feline parvo and lukemia which is deadly when they are  kittens because they are to young to fight it.  Vets want you to come in and give them all kinds of booster shots etc. DO NOT DO IT  thay don't need it , the vet does to make $.

 

Trivia Fact if you and I were in a totaly darkened room with 3 cats , who would see the best????

 

Neither in order to see , cats need at least 1 beam of light, then they can see 6 times better then us. Also all cats are farsighted.thats why when you put treats in front of them they can't see them but they find them by smell(watch them next time)

 


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post #33 of 186

Above my present fosters  7 weeks old  SUNKIST   TANG   and SPRITE 

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post #34 of 186
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chefedb, how interesting, I did not know this...

now is sprite your avatar photo? 

such cuties!!

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post #35 of 186

No thats a kitten from previous litter named Charlie.  Sprite is the one in the upper picture with the 2 orange tabbys that my wife is holding with Sunkist and Tang> \\\\You would never believe the three  are from same litter.

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post #36 of 186
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OH MY GOD!!!

Did you see this video of this REALLY unbelievable doggie?

 

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/dog-trained-in-sign-language/20z9i97v

 

This is an amazing pup!!

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post #37 of 186
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post #38 of 186
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I miss our boy

These boys are gorgeous!

they look like they're working...

 

 

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when i cut fish, i poach up the trimmings and belly meat.....salmon is her favorite....i make 'greta's biscotti' (p'nut butter, honey), so named because my husband ate a whole tin of them thinking they were for him...hmmmmm, thought the little heart and star shapes would have given it away!  'sweet puppy breath bake '(bananas, sweet potatoes, cinnamon..after baked and cooled, i dot with honey)  'frosty paws' for a frozen treat....(yougurt, honey, p'nut butter, bananas)....but her all time favorite, hands down is the chicken liver cake i make for her birthday each year....livers, flour, eggs, cornmeal all into the fp....she lays in front of the oven while it bakes...then another 20 tortuous minutes while it cools. best thing is i can do it in my jammies with a bad hair day and she doesn't care.......bone appetit!

joey

 

Hi Joey, My two doggies LOVE salmon.  They always get the skin and any parts I don't want.  And their all time favorite is sardines.  They go NUTs for sardines.   I make Alton Brown's "nutrition packed" avocado/sardine sandwiches often, and I don't need a whole can, so the doggies get the oil and whatever I don't use, they just love them.    My dog cookies are simple:  a big glom of p'nut butter, WW flour, egg(s) however much seems appropriate, and leftover stuff, could be pumpkin or squash, or sardines (their fav) or whatever.  Roll, cut (nothing fancy, just small squares, training size).  The love 'em.

 

 

 (Cocker assumes the position any time he has "action" in the kitchen)

 

 (Can't you see the mischief in those eyes?   I adored this girl, but sadly I had to rehome her recently.   Still too painful to talk about.  Will try to later.)

 

OK, better now.  My Poodle was a killer.  Squirrels, cats, possums, anything she could catch.  Anytime she was outside, she was stalking something and if they happened to be outside the fence, she jumped it, no matter how I re-enforced it.   When loose, it was a short hop to the busy city street ¼ mile from here.   My heart was in my throat many times as I helplessly looked at her heading that way.  I tried everything I tried running her to try and exhaust her, I tried "hunting dog" games hiding and letting her find them, But in her mind the only real gave was catching something live and killing it.  And so she was rehomed to the country.  They have 5½ acres enclosed with one of those wireless "fences" so she'll have a lot more room to hunt.  Surrounding their yard are 200 acres of soybeans, and the road they live on is not busy at all.  In fact the whole 20 minutes or so that I spent there I did not see one car on it.   She's safer now.  I miss her like crazy, but it was for her good I did it.   The Cocker is older and never was particularly affectionate, unlike all the cockers I had before him.    I want another St. :Poodle some day but I'll have to be sure she comes from a non-high-prey-drive line.  It shouldn't be hard, Leia was the exception, having that high a prey drive.


Edited by IndyGal - 9/17/12 at 9:33am
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a friend emailed this to us ...

 

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post #41 of 186
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... gee, can you tell that I'm partial to German Shepherds ?? 

The BEST home security system, right boys?

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post #42 of 186

Not "My" dog, but I had a friend move in with me while he got on his feet, and this was Jiggy(Yiggy), like Jagermiester.

 

this was like the day he got home, he looks more like a Star Wars Character!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~If you are what you eat, I am cheap, fast, and easy.

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Oh my, Jono, you want to eat that guy up!

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Hi Joey, My two doggies LOVE salmon.  They always get the skin and any parts I don't want.  And their all time favorite is sardines.  They go NUTs for sardines.   I make Alton Brown's "nutrition packed" avocado/sardine sandwiches often, and I don't need a whole can, so the doggies get the oil and whatever I don't use, they just love them.    My dog cookies are simple:  a big glom of p'nut butter, WW flour, egg(s) however much seems appropriate, and leftover stuff, could be pumpkin or squash, or sardines (their fav) or whatever.  Roll, cut (nothing fancy, just small squares, training size).  The love 'em.

 

 

 (Cocker assumes the position any time he has "action" in the kitchen)

 

 (Can't you see the mischief in those eyes?   I adored this girl, but sadly I had to rehome her recently.   Still too painful to talk about.  Will try to later.)

 

OK, better now.  My Poodle was a killer.  Squirrels, cats, possums, anything she could catch.  Anytime she was outside, she was stalking something and if they happened to be outside the fence, she jumped it, no matter how I re-enforced it.   When loose, it was a short hop to the busy city street ¼ mile from here.   My heart was in my throat many times as I helplessly looked at her heading that way.  I tried everything I tried running her to try and exhaust her, I tried "hunting dog" games hiding and letting her find them, But in her mind the only real gave was catching something live and killing it.  And so she was rehomed to the country.  They have 5½ acres enclosed with one of those wireless "fences" so she'll have a lot more room to hunt.  Surrounding their yard are 200 acres of soybeans, and the road they live on is not busy at all.  In fact the whole 20 minutes or so that I spent there I did not see one car on it.   She's safer now.  I miss her like crazy, but it was for her good I did it.   The Cocker is older and never was particularly affectionate, unlike all the cockers I had before him.    I want another St. :Poodle some day but I'll have to be sure she comes from a non-high-prey-drive line.  It shouldn't be hard, Leia was the exception, having that high a prey drive.

indygal,

just saw your post so sorry for the delay. sorry to hear of your poodle's relocation, but just knowing she is in a safer enviornment is everything. could not have been easy for you.   fortunately dogs are very forgiving...in fact, it's their middle name, so i'm certain that you are off the hook by now.  they are truly truly miracles with paws.... on to food.....salmon, sardines and frosty paws with peanut butter biscotti(except for the sardines, all made by moi) is ms. greta's version of a pizza and beer night...we all need one of those every so often, eh?  i do take my role as 'chef to the dogs' very seriously though. good nutrition, lots of exercise, lots of scratches behind the ears, and lots of hugs. table scrap, not table crap is my motto...chicken breast is good...chicken fried steak isn't. commercial dog food, even the expensive 'designer' doggie food is a joke...what the hell is grain sorghum, or corn gluten meal, or poultry or animal by product meal? i could go on and on, but i won't......on a happier note,have you read susan orlean's book 'Rin Tin Tin...The Life and Legend'? wonderful read...amazing dog..his story has everything. we are so lucky that our dogs have chosen us to be their friends.....so very blessed

joey

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post #45 of 186

For you dyed-in-the-wool dog lovers, may I suggest a couple of sites with videos that recount numerous episodes in the life of a HUGE Great Dane living first in New Zealand and then later  in Australia.  They are made with great skill and incredible patience...

 

http://bighoneydog.com/

 

http://bighoneydog.com/2009/02/lemon/

 

It takes quite a bit of time to get through all of these videos, but I found them touching and rewarding.

 

Mike

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post #46 of 186

Hi Joey,

 

Thank you so much for the sympathy.  I am finally getting used to being without her.   The cocker senses I'm really upset and he's stepped up his "togetherness" act, though he really isn't the super-affectionate type.   I'll probably wind up getting another dog who DOES soak up the affection more.  I miss it!   But he/she will have to be calmer outside than Leia was.

 

I certainly agree about the food.   While I do feed the best food I can get my hands on, it is only half of their diet, the rest is made up by me.  They do need certain vitamins, different from ours, so I think the high end food might fill that need.  But I can add the protein, fiber and starch myself, thank you very much.  

 

Thanks for the book recommendation.  I will look for it.   I just started "Frosty Hare", supposed to be very much like "Watership Down" one of my all time fav. books. (about rabbits, allegory) 

 

Lucky Greta.   I mean all the dogs who are "chef's kids" must be the luckiest in the world!   Gourmet food and leftovers.  And nutritional too!

post #47 of 186

Several years back, had 2 Rotties (Ivy & Rose) who were bed-hogs, too.  One night I had what I called my "paralysis" dream... just couldn't move at all!!  The girls had parked them self on either side of me on TOP of blankets.  I was pinned down with almost 200 lbs of sleeping dogs.  Only thing stick out from under covers was my head... and all the dogs did was graon as I tried to get them to move... they didn't want to... they were perfectly comfortable right where they were!  I miss thoes girls!

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Oh my, Jono, you want to eat that guy up!

 

 

Mahalo!!

 

Jiggy is a good lil guy. He was actually up here last weekend, and my how he has grown! I was so tickled to see that he remembered his Uncle Jono, and how to sit, shake, all that stuff. I have some pics I need to go through, but I sure do miss the wrinkled nugget.

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post #50 of 186

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This is our dog.I got him because he was going to be put down. He is 140 lbs of muscle, you can judge his size next to the Iron Head.We have to keep him in the walled garden for public safety.

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Two rescue sheps I had, again they could not be homed because they were terrible abused.The black bitch had been sprayed with lighter fluid and set on fire. She bit the senior handler at the rescue home we support so if we had not taken her.........

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Kippers: Good on you for doing the right thing and giving them a home. Treating animals with care and kindness goes along way in this world.

 

ChefED: The work you do for cats and other animals is a testament to your love of animals.

 

Petals.

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post #53 of 186
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I knew you were a good person Kippers!

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I had to share, this simply melted my heart

a friend emailed this to me...

can you tell that I am a GSD person?

I miss my boy Vito ...

 

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post #55 of 186

Well, God certainly does work in mysterious ways.I was really missing my poodle girl who went to live where there was room for her wanderlust. I really did not want another puppy, but finding poodles in the pound, especially the standards - just doesn't happen. Then out of the blue i got a call from a woman that i had tried to help place a poodle a few months before. she was having leg surgery and she had to re home her standard poodle because her leg was never going to be good again according to her doctor. so she called me for help again, only this time I could take her myself. she's a love and I'm very pleased with her. she had to go on a slimming regime because she was approximately 30 pounds overweight when she got here. but she is almost where I want her now. she never runs off she always comes when called. She is 9 years old but I think that makes her more mellow. I I am really happy to have her and she's healed my heart.
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I’m so happy for you ALL Indygal!  Pets are amazing, not just dogs, though I am partial  to them…

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post #57 of 186

Here is my girl. Her name is Olivia Bidderford.

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn279/pollopicua/f96707bf.jpg

 

Don't let her fool you. She's a firecracker.

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn279/pollopicua/2e19b2b2.jpg

 

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn279/pollopicua/0a57b7ad.jpg

 

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Olivia, you are the cutest!

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post #59 of 186
Indygal, i can't tell you how good it is to see you here again posting....woohoo!! ..and with your new friend......dogs heal more than hearts as you know...they somehow just make us better people.....I am a firm believer that dogs 'find us'......welcome back Indy...what's her name?
Olivia...welcome to chef talk doggie forum...you look very sophisticated and smart....and very very white!

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post #60 of 186

Thanks!

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
Oscar Wilde

 

 

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